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  1. I'm not betting on getting Eric Berry. Tony Jefferson makes sense.
  2. I like the yards after the catch ability along with the ability to get off the LOS. The question is where you take him. I guess if he blows up the combine he becomes a legit #5 prospect worth considering.
  3. The Titans are following a solid plan for developing Mariota and it won't be long he can carry the team. One thing Ryan has always had was a solid #1 WR. Roddy White early but Jones has been with him since 2011. Their defense has been the main reason they haven't had more success of late. Now with their offense really clicking the defense is doing enough to make them a legit SB contender.
  4. Good picks but it seems anything we do is a win if we trade down a few picks. Having two picks in the 1st is great but getting another pick in the 2nd to go with the two 3rd round picks....... I have a feeling however the #5 pick will be Adams or passrusher/DL. Depends on who is there and it wouldn't surprise me to see a guy like Thomas or even Allen (with the shoulder) high on JRob's list. We certainly could use an all-pro quality S however and that might be my biggest wish as much as I like Foster. If we did deal with a team like Carolina and ended up at #8 one of the Ss could still be in play along with Mike Williams as well as Foster. So on paper it looks like the thing to do if we can get a trade partner. Trade down as far as 10. Seems like this draft is loaded at the top with positions we need. Someone will be there as late as 10 (or later) who can really help this team and still qualify as a potentially "elite" prospect.
  5. Garrett isn't that much better "good" than someone else we can take by staying at #5 and keeping our #18. To move up we would have to give our #18 and if I'm the Browns I jump on the deal.
  6. Obviously it remains to be seen who is worthy of our pick. But are you seriously saying you wouldn't take Donald if he was available in this draft? Despite someone telling you that 60% or more of the plays are run out of A FOUR MAN FRONT (these are mostly the money plays, 3rd down and end of half stuff). It isn't about changing schemes. It is about having good players. Sorry but the 280 pound version of a guy worthy of the 5th pick in the draft is going to be plenty capable of holding his own instead of Jones. The guy will get a little bigger and stronger but he is not much different than Justin Smith (who was taken 4th overall in 2001). What a shame to not take Justin Smith if he is available with the 5th pick in the draft.
  7. Agree. It is the old comment do you use resources on home run hitters or pitching. The problem is the analogy doesn't work that way in football. There are very few defensive players that can really have a positive impact on a team by themselves like a pitcher in baseball. I can name multiple shit teams with shitty records with a great defensive player or two., We all know there is more to it than that. Teams that can score points always have a chance. and it is common sense to know you can use one pick on a really good WR who changes the offense and how the defense defends you and the impact of that one pick is far greater than the one defensive guy you got. To build a great defense you (we) need about 5 of those type of picks. To build a great offense, with a QB already in place, you just need a couple of playmakers. We have the RBS already. We have the OL already. We have a great TE. We are one player away from being one of the best offenses. If Williams is worth it it makes perfect sense. Wait and see how he runs and jumps. He might just be Julio like and if he is how can you refuse? With our team we need that #18 pick and one or both of those 3rd round picks on defense. We can transnform our offense into an almost unstoppable machine if we can get the right playmaker at WR and upgrade the defense enough with those three other picks to be a top 10 team..
  8. IMO Obama has not left the city of Washington yet and Trump is not president. So the first order of business is to let the rats leave first. Oh, what has Obama done for the rural areas? ahhhhhhhhhhhh nothing. That is why they need to be rescued.
  9. Look at Greenbay's WRs. Ty Montgomery (3rd), Devonte Adams (2nd), Randall Cobb (2nd), JOrdy Nelson (2nd) and even James Jones in 2007(3rd). They didn't go out and try to get a bunch of guys. You pick them when they make sense. They get value. Can we find a guy like Kupp after the 3rd round could be a steal. A 3rd on him is worth it if the kid can play (win one on ones and catch the ball).
  10. So JRob says he wants WRs that can win one on ones and you come up with a couple of guys you think can be good players. Nothing wrong with that. The Patriots aren't the perfect WR evaluators at all. For the best example look at the Packers. Great WRs with no early picks. Again, you missed my whole point. Even if Thomas isn't "ideal size" for a 3-4 he is still better than a guy like Jones who is very average. On top of that about 60%+ of the time we will be going after the passer and in nickel or dime. Believe me if this guy is similar at all to Donald you take him and change your damn scheme if you have to. We can run four man fronts anyway and do so most of the time. This fascination with having to fit a base 3-4 is alarming. Watch the games. Watch the formations. This same thing comes up with guys like Barnette at OLB/DE. The guy is a pure edge rusher. Probably fits a 4-3 DE more than a 3-4 OLB. You draft the guy anyway because you run four man fronts more than 3 man fronts and the emphasis is to get to the QB. Morgan spends more of the game in his stance than out. So yea, we can give Jones a snap here and there when we think a run is coming. So what. Short yardage and such are formations he will play. Thomas might as well. But the money making plays, like 3rd down and at the end of the half we can have a stud in there going for the QB instead of a bunch of lead legged run stuffing guys.
  11. So any player that reaches Free Agency is a dumpster dive if you sign them. Interesting.
  12. Same argument we had with Donald. Pass on a HOF quality guy over 20 pounds. Dumb. Thomas can play the run as well as a mediocre Jones anyway and can add a few pounds. We even had people thinking Casey would be a failure in a 3-4.
  13. You have a point but IMO Griffin is not close to what we want at #5. Maybe acceptable at #18 but I still want someone better than he is. Heck, Byard is comparable to Griffin IMO minus the highlight videos for the other team when he gets knocked on his back trying to make a tackle. Griffin actually is a decent player when you have quality talent around him. Not the other way around.
  14. I do. First of all he is real strong against the run as a 4-3 strong side DE with the ability to rush the passer. Secondly, we will be in a four man front more than a 3. Meaning he and Casey can team up as DTs with Morgan and Orakpo. Seems ideal to me. We already use Klug in that fashion and Klug has done a heck of a job (PFF ranking over 80). Solomon would be better than Klug. Guy could be the closest thing to Watt or Donald in this draft and if so it would be stupid to pass him up. Also, I've not been overly excited with Jones or Blackson and Johnson isn't anything special either. Those are all depth type players. Solomon gives us a guy like Casey who despite being slightly undersized for the 3-4 would be a legit playmaker. Solomon is my surprise pick. The kind of guy JRob might just pick at #5 and surprise everyone. He won't be there at #18 for sure. Foster probably won't either but there are guys almost as good at ILB and maybe not any like Thomas Solomon. You have seen how Casey can wreck havoc. Imagine two of those guys. Jones can move to NT as well and be an upgrade there to help stop the run and we can always go big by bringing in guys like Johnson and Blackson as well.
  15. Normal for this board is the added emotion. Feelings matter. Tomlin is in the AFC Championship game and now he is getting accolades. How about 2012 and 2013 where the team was 8-8. Wait, Mularkey is shit if he is 9-7 but Tomlin is awesome if he is 8-8. To be honest I say this to make a point. A coach can only go as far as the horses carry him. Coaches don't get hurt. They aren't less than 100%. Yet their records vary. In Tomlin's case from 8-8 to 12-4 over the course of his tenure as HC. McCarthy is no different. Went 8-8 his first year coaching and his first year with Rodgers he was 6-10. Hmmmm. Point being both coaches are quality HCs but they need players to win. It also points out that people are ignorant to jump on Mularkey for being a bad caoch when he is doing just as well as his talent will let him and the fact he has a young QB who is ready to really blossom. Like McCarthy Mularkey isn't really responsible for the weak leg on this team and that is the defense. It is up to DL and JRob to fortify that area. So, what if Mularkey was in GB with Rodgers at QB? How many games would he win as HC? IMO, as many as McCarthy. To be honest Mularkey would stay out of Rodger's way and design an offense to let the guy loose. That is what he is good at. What he has done with TN and MM is proof. And nobody can deny the success.
  16. Very funny 3 yr old. And yes, that is the type of contribution you normally make.
  17. Unless you have a crystal ball you don't know where elite ends and for the most part there will only be a few elite players in this draft and there is a good chance they aren't in the top 5. The assumption is always something like 3 or 4 or 5 is as far as we can go and still get an "elite" prospect yet history tells us it is often the 2nd, 3rd or 4th guy drafted at a position that ends up being elite. Happens all the time. The other fallacy I can't express strong enough is the "he only has one year" line. As if in two years from now that means anything? It only matters if it matters at all is a guy with more experience might play better earlier. After a year it becomes totally irrelevant. One year of production is enough. What you are a careful of is no years of production and potential only. Hooker is going to be what he is. You don't take a lower ceiling guy just because the floor might be better. In most cases go with the high ceiling. Aim high and if you miss you still have a decent player. A good example is Searcy at SS. Is that what we want. Heck no. Production and ceiling/floor are more of an issue as you get further in the draft with some positions. Personally I like Adams because he has the perfect blend of ceiling and floor. The kid is just a great player.
  18. You haven't made a relevant comment of discussion on anything at anytime on this board. All you do is spew some shit out every now and then we have to clean up.
  19. Lattimore is really that good as in shut down CB good. You can get a decent CB at #18 but Lattimore is going to be significantly better and with Adams off the board the pick makes sense. Right now everybody is going on name recognition. Who someone else told them was good. David Njoku is an unknown guy who is probably going to put great combine numbers. Look at his athletic ability. His stride, body control. He could play WR.
  20. People like @Jamalisms simply have a hard time enjoying anything. Barb wire in the butt mentality. Their goal in life is to be contrary to anything positive. What is disturbing is how simple it is to understand. You go from two wins to 9. Huge difference and anyone watching this team could see a viable change in the team. This wasn't a lucky 9-7 but a team in the process of change who should be able to repeat 9 wins + on a consistent basis. I have no idea what happened in the Jags game. Guys that sucked played their butts off. We had a bad game. It happens. But the vast number of losses have come because we are not where we need to be on defense. When this defense begins to resemble the 2008 version you can bet we will win more than 9 games which mean consistent playoffs.
  21. Good point. Morgan and Orakpo had solid seasons but are only graded at 80. An 80 score is actually pretty good. Williamson at 76 is not horrible. What we need however is two outside CBs with 80 like ability and then we are in business. Replacing Searcy with somoene in that 80 range would be nice as well. Oh, Byard rated at 79. Darn good for a rookie and an obvious keeper.
  22. Mariota would probably retire or demand a trade if Wiz was brought back. People need to give Mularkey and JRob credit for making sure they solved the RT issue and they did so in spades with the guy an all-pro. The upgrade at C was huge as well. OL and protection went from worst to best not to mention we can slam the ball in the run game. Those stats prove Conklin was the right way to go and I'm sure we will enjoy the extra 1st this year. Now if we can fix the defense like they did with the OL this team will be ready to compete.
  23. The Titans were #5 in the AFC on offense. Not so good on defense. So this emphasis on Mularkey doesn't make sense anyway. JRob has done a great job so far but he can't fix multiple problems in one off season. The Defense comes next. Putting Mularkey in the spotlight shows a pretty damn good coach with solid offense, a QB taking a great step forward and a complete turnaround for a team that was bent wrist and speaking with a lisp. We now have an identity. Unless you are complete retard you can see the difference in this team and teams a few years ago. These guys have more of a Steeler mentality. JRob is looking for guys that fit what Mularkey wants to do. Play tough but play smart. I give Mularkey most of the credit. DL helped some but the lack of talent in a number of positions on defense set us back. Still, you can see the difference on both sides of the ball. Now as for Miami and how wonderful their coaching situation is we pounded them. Beat the crap out of them. They are a team that ended up 12th on offense and 14th on defense in the AFC. No, they are not a better team better coached despite having a little better record..
  24. Nobody is saying Mularkey is the greatest but I thought even you were not so dumb to see comparing him to a guy like Gase doesn't make him worse. In fact if you buy into titansfb argument you are just verifying how retarded you are. Nothing new. Talent wise the Dolphins are pretty sound. We beat them handily. They went on to have a record a whole game better. One game. And dumbasses are trying to argue that is proof Mularkey sucks and Gase is the greatest? If anything it proves we got as good of a coach. Here read Since's post if you can without help. So Scine isn't ignoring facts he is presenting them. As in we beat some damn good teams. That is a good thing unless you are a biased retard. Have a nice day.
  25. Please. After Scine just raped you and made you clean up with your mouth how dare you start running it again. Not sure that wasn't just coincidence (hmmm odd number of games?). Do you really think this team should have gone 11-5 or something? Maybe we should have won a few more games and came out real flat for a few. But how about games against teams like the Chiefs. The Packers? No credit for those wins. Now I do have issues with this team not beating the fing Colts and it is an issue no matter who is coaching the Titans. Mariota and Mularky need to end that crap now. Luck or no Luck we need to start winning those games.